Wolverhampton firm’s fundraiser and business connections help city hospital in Covid-19 fight

A Wolverhampton scaffolding company’s fundraising exploits and business know-how has provided vital safety equipment for the city’s NHS Trust to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

SCP Forgeco Ltd has utilised its UK and international connections in the scaffolding construction industry to source PPE, coveralls and hand sanitiser for New Cross Hospital to help NHS staff on the frontline.

(L-R) Ranjit Dale, Rikki Dale with the 10 Tonnes of PPE for the NHS

The firm, based in Meadow Lane, Bilston, is more used to supplying equipment to construction sites across the globe, particularly in the healthcare, offshore, gas, and electric sectors.

But following a family bereavement in April for SCP Forgeco’s Managing Director, Mr Dale, and witnessing the huge demand for PPE at New Cross Hospital, he launched a fundraising campaign.

His family kickstarted it with a £10,000 donation and many of the company’s customers in the construction industry, plus the general public, donated generously to reach the bumper figure of £25,755.

The company then secured an agreement with a UK supplier to provide large numbers of PPE equipment suitable for NHS staff at New Cross Hospital.

SCP Team welcoming the delivery of PPE

Mr Dale said: “Personally it was an eye-opening experience seeing frontline staff at new cross hospital without some crucial PPE.

“At that point I felt it was my duty using our UK connections to source the necessary PPE and this led to our very successful just giving fundraiser.

“I would like to personally say thank you to everyone in my company, associated companies, family, friends and everyone that donated to our cause.”

Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “We are very grateful for SCP Group’s generosity and for helping us to keep our patients and staff safe.”

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